What Worries Will Wearables Give Employers?

Law360, New York (July 31, 2015, 12:05 PM EDT) -- With an estimated 10 million Apple Watches having been sold,[1] wearable tech promises to become ubiquitous. However, in the workplace, wearable tech raises a number of concerns.

The most glaring concern with wearable tech is the potential risk to the confidentiality of companies’ proprietary business information and trade secrets. Employers should continue to be concerned about the easy availability of discrete, high resolution cameras in smartphones and other devices. Companies’ confidentiality and nondisclosure policies need to be sufficiently broad to ensure that employees are prohibited from photographing and sharing (in social media, email or any other external forum) confidential information and...

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